Simple Inside-Out Baby Blanket
This blanket is just as easy as the "Simple Baby Blanket" I posted a while back. It may even be easier!
Start with 2 pieces of fabric, right sides together. Smooth them out and pin them together.
Something to keep in mind: I didn't realize that this particular fuzzy pink fleece works sort of like Velcro on the wrong side! I had a hard time working with the blanket once I had it all smoothed out and stitched together! It ended up working out okay in the end, but I'm just warning you! This would have been a good time to tie the blanket like a quilt with ties all throughout, but of course I didn't do that. Too complicated! Press forward, baby. That's what I say.
Starting about half-way down one side, stitch all the way around the blanket, leaving a large enough opening to turn the blanket right-side-out.
Trim the edges close to the stitching so you don't have bulk.
Now turn the blanket out!
Make sure you make your corners nice and sharp. I use scissors but there are fancy tools out there you could use. Be careful with fleece like this, though - you can puncture it very easily!
Something that I do to make the corner-sharpening easier is to put my scissors inside the blanket and then get my hand in the blanket to hold the scissors in order to work those corners.
Being careful not to MELT the fleece, iron the cotton surface all the way around the blanket, making your edges nice and sharp.
Now it's time to stitch. Because I'm a simple girl, I don't hand-stitch my opening closed. I pin the opening together nicely and then stitch as close to the edge as possible all the way around the blanket. And because I don't have a fancy "double needle" feature on my machine, I stitch once again around the blanket, using the previous stitching as my guide.
That's it - you could do a bunch of these at one time and keep them in your stockpile!
**Also, the onesie is done by stitching a square on the front about 1/4" from the edges. When it's washed, the square will fray on the edges, creating a "shabby" look.
**Here is the link to the burpie instructions